Dez (Soul)

Last Updated on: December 6th, 2023

Who is Dez?

Dez is a character from Pixar’s animated film “Soul” (2020). He is depicted as a friend of the protagonist, Joe Gardner. Dez, played by Donnell Rawlings, is a barber who, through conversations with Joe, reveals that his life took an unexpected turn. Although he initially aspired to be a veterinarian, circumstances led him to become a barber—a profession he has grown to love because of the interactions he has with his customers and the community he serves.

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The character of Dez plays a significant role in the narrative, particularly in a scene where Joe visits his barbershop. During their conversation, Dez helps Joe (and the audience) explore themes of life satisfaction, adaptability, and the idea that one’s purpose or path in life can change or evolve over time. Through Dez’s character, the film delves into the notion that fulfillment can come from unexpected places, and that individuals can find joy and purpose in alternative paths, even if they diverge from original plans or dreams.

Dez’s interaction with Joe in the barbershop is a poignant moment in the film that contributes to Joe’s character development and understanding of life’s complexities and the multiple pathways to finding purpose and happiness.

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In the News

  • Disney and Pixar’s ‘Soul,’ ‘Turning Red’ and ‘Luca’ are Heading to the Big Screen Nationwide for the First Time, December 6, 2023
  • Soul Wins Best Animated Feature at Oscars, April 26, 2021
  • Pixar’s “Soul” Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, March 1, 2021
  • “Soul,” “Mulan,” and More Disney Films Named for the 93rd Oscars Shortlists, February 11, 2021
  • Pixar’s ‘Onward’ and ‘Soul’ Are Officially Eligible for the 2021 Oscars, January 30, 2021